Distribution Design and Operations Intern

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Design, Operations
Eau Claire, WI, USA
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.


Xcel Energy is seeking a Distribution Design and Operations Intern for January 2024. The internship is up to 30 hours/week during the summer and 10-20 hours/week during the school year. The internship may be filled in Ashland, WI, Hudson, WI, Eau Claire, WI, or La Crosse, WI.

Project Description
This position aims to provide the student with a broad look at the distribution operations of the electrical and natural gas utility industry and for the student to provide support for the Design staff. The intern will aid the Design department staff with office support with some field work support. Work will consist of, but not be limited to filing, data entry, phone work, record retention, correspondence, spreadsheet development, and assisting Designers in the field.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Recent graduates and students graduating in December 2023 are not eligible for this opportunity.
  • Able to work up to 30 hours/week in the summer and up to 10-20 hours/week during the school year.
  • Must live within a commutable distance from your assigned service center in Ashland, WI, Hudson, WI, Eau Claire, WI, or La Crosse, WI.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • The ability to commit to the internship for a minimum of a year or longer through graduation.
  • Enrolled in a relevant degree program.
  • Strong skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.00 to $20.40 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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